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Doctor insights on: Can Gastrointestinal Fistula Lead To Septic Shock

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Can complications of gastrointestinal fistula, lead to surgical-induced short gut?

Can complications of gastrointestinal fistula, lead to surgical-induced short gut?

Yes: Fistulas are abnormal connections between parts of the body. Fistulas are essentially abnormal short-cuts through your intestines. Your intestines are long by design so that you can absorb all the nutrients. With the fistula "short-cuts" the digesting food passes through without getting optimally absorbed. In severe cases this causes a functional short gut. ...Read more

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Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

No: Cellulites is a term used to refer to the rippling or wavelike fat deposits on the thighs. Cellulitis is an infected red area, that can progress locally or can cause widespread infection or sepsis. ...Read more

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Can anyone of any age get gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes: Although it would be very rare in children and more common as you get older. ...Read more

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Is malnutrition a common problem with gastrointestinal fistula?

Fistula: Fistulas can be due to medical problems that in themselves have substantial nutritional challenges (like crohn's disease). And fistulas, by themselves, also increase the nutritional needs of the patient especially with electrolytes and protein. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy I can use as preventative care for gastrointestinal fistula?

No: No, but if you have a particular risk factor for developing a fistula (like crohn's disease), you should talk to your doctor about other ways you can reduce your long-term risk. ...Read more

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Is gastrointestinal fistula a complication of abdominal surgery?

Can be: Gastrointestinal fistulas can be a complication of intrabdominal surgery. They can also be due to other causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

No.: Viral infection cannot cause gastrointestinal fistula, or an abnormal connection between the intestine and another structure (e.g. The skin). This is caused by surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, or a variety of other causes, but not from a virus. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more